Responsible investors should invest in good and imagine great

Iain McCombie  |  Baillie Gifford  |  25 August 2021

We all agree that, sadly, there is no such thing as the perfect company. This presents a great challenge for responsible investors. The companies that are solving the world’s greatest challenges - be they environmental or humanitarian – often have near term imperfections that see them starved of capital. A pragmatic approach is what’s required, one that embraces company imperfections and focusses on the big picture – the potential for positive societal impact. Thoughtful and constructive company engagement can help bridge the gap from good to great. But the term engagemen...

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